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Latest news from around the school

The annual survey is now closed

Posted on 25 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Thanks to all parents / carers who completed an annual survey. The deadline for this was yesterday. School leaders will now start looking through the feedback and this will help tell us how we can keep getting better and better.

We can’t guarantee to meet the needs and wants of every parent / carer, but we do assure you that we consider all the points raised and aim to act on specific points that are raised by many, or a useful idea raised by just a few.

Last year, based on your feedback, for example, we changed how we update you about your child’s progress so that you get five updates over the year: a parent-teacher consultation in Autumn 1 and Spring 1; a Learning Update ‘mini-report’ in Autumn 2 and Spring 2; and a final end-of-year report in Summer 2.

We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Clean Air Day

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Today is Clean Air Day to help tackle air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds.  It is all about making people more aware of the changes they can make to their day-to-day life to support this aim.

We support the aims of Clean Air Day to create a safer, healthier and more enjoyable environment for people around school.

‘Improving the air we breathe in Leeds is a huge priority and one we can all play a role in. We can’t always see it, but air pollution has serious effects on our health and our environment. As one of the biggest cities outside of London, Leeds has not surprisingly been identified alongside many other UK cities as one which needs to reduce pollution levels as quickly as possible. By working together to improve the air we breathe, we can protect the health of the people of Leeds.’

We promote active travel to school such as walking, biking, scooting and park and stride (using our preferred site at Marks and Spencer) to reduce congestion around the school gates and therefore to improve air quality.

Have you spotted our new banner outside school aimed at reducing engine idling?

Last chance to submit your views

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At Moortown Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

The annual survey is still available for you to let us know your thoughts, but goes offline on Monday 24 June so you’ve only a few days left. The survey will only take a few minutes or so.

We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year. We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Hot Shots total

Posted on 19 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you for all the sponsor money raised following the Hot Shots event during our Money Matters themed week.

We are pleased to announce that we have raised a fantastic total of £665.75 for our school charity, WWF.

Sports day

Posted on 17 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This year’s sports day will take place on Thursday 04 July 2019, at Roundhegians Rugby Club. Access to Roundhegians will be off Chelwood Drive.

Key Stage 2 events will take place at 9.30am and Reception and Key Stage 1 at 1.30pm.  Children will be walking to the field, escorted by adults.  We will require additional adult helpers so please let the office know if you can help with this.

If weather conditions mean we have to change the date, the reserve date is Thursday 11 July.

The format of this year’s event will be competitive races and field events with children having the opportunity to compete for medals.  However, all children will be rewarded for taking part.

Our teams will be: green, blue, white and red and your child/children will be told their team colour by their class teacher.  If possible, please could your child wear a t-shirt to wear to match their team colour.  Pupils may wear PE kit for the whole day.

As we are off site, please could you provide your child with a carrier bag to sit on.  If you are coming to spectate, you are welcome to bring rugs or chairs to sit on.

Please could you ensure your child has their water bottle and a cap/hat at school; it would also be useful if you could apply sun cream before your child comes to school.

Normal lunch time and end of school collection arrangements will still apply on this day.

In the event of bad weather, updates will be sent via Twitter and posted on the website.

Your support is valued to make the event memorable and we hope you are able to come and cheer your child on at sports day.

 

Skipping day

Posted on 12 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

One of the ways we have invested our PE and Sport Premium, over the last two years, is our partnership with Skipping School. This has supported children to learn new skipping techniques.

Skipping has a variety of health benefits including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased muscular strength and endurance, improved flexibility and coordination, improved timing and rhythm, along with balance and agility, increased social skills and self-esteem, and the opportunity to be creative.

With skipping equipment available for pupils to use at playtime and lunchtime, this is one of the ways they can achieve their active 30 minutes in school every day.

Year 2 and Year 4 have taken part in skipping festivals this year and Jodi, from Skipping School, will be working with our remaining classes on Wednesday 19 June.

There will be a whole school skipping assembly at the end of the day and if the weather is dry, this will be held in the playground and parents and carers are invited to come and watch the skipping skills on show.

Please note that if the weather is wet, the assembly will need to be indoors and, due to space restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate parents and carers in the hall as well as the skippers.

After the skipping assembly, skipping ropes will be available for sale at a subsidised price of £2 rather than £5 from outside the Year 2 classroom.

Living and Learning: Relationships education

Posted on 06 June 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to those parents and carers who attended the recent relationships education information sessions.

‘Very helpful to understand what information will be taught at each level and the terminology so we can use the same language at home.’

‘Lots of helpful information to help support learning.’

‘Pleased to have a clearer sense of what will be covered and how.’

‘Very helpful to understand what is covered and what vocabulary the children will be learning to be able to reinforce it at home.’

These sessions were aimed at making parents and carers more aware of some of the following aspects of our curriculum.

Relationships education forms part of our Living and Learning for this half term and if you were unable to attend the session, our progression of learning (pg10) and the terminology (pg6) that may be used as part of this learning can be found in our RSE policy.

 

 

 

Don't forget to complete an annual survey

Posted on 23 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At Moortown Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

Please complete the survey – it’ll only take a few minutes or so.

We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year. We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Walk to School Week competition update

Posted on 22 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

For pupils who are completing the #WalktoSchoolWeek story this week, as school is closed tomorrow, the missing words for Thursday AND Friday can all be found on Friday in the usual locations. Happy Walking!

Remember to bring in your completed sheet on Friday to be entered in the prize draw for four £10 vouchers.

Big Pedal

Our involvement in the recent Sustrans Big Pedal initiative has been recognised in the latest Leeds City Council Influencing Travel Behaviour newsletter.

Thank you to all the schools who took part in The Big Pedal this year. An amazing 2299 schools across the country took part and 36 of them were from Leeds which is brilliant!
Well done to Moortown Primary School who came 38th out of 500 in the small school category!

It’s great to see such positive engagement in these active travel initiatives to ensure families have a healthy and active start to the day.  Thank you to Moortown Living Street group for their support with our active travel initiatives.

Living and Learning: MoneySense

Posted on 22 May 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Over this week, we are holding MoneySense sessions for each class with support from volunteers from NatWest.

MoneySense is an impartial financial education programme that uses real-life experiences to help young people develop good money habits.

Catherine from NatWest, supported our ‘How we use money’ Year 1, 2 and 3 sessions yesterday and gave some great feedback.

‘Everyone was very friendly and helpful. All the children I met were extremely well behaved and I was incredibly impressed with their depth of knowledge about finance.’
‘I learnt that paying for the internet is a want for a family but paying for food is a need.’
The parent and student parts of the MoneySense website provide further resources and activities to continue this learning at home.